What a difference a degree makes.
Three years ago, as a freshman at Traverse City Central High School, Jami Chung decided to take a summer math class at NMC, in order to enroll in calculus during her sophomore year.
Her counselor, Don Freed, suggested that rather than just one class, she take a few more. Maybe even enough to earn her associate’s degree while still in high school, in fact.
How does an NMC graduate get to Google?
“I’d say it was thoughtful risk taking, on everyone’s part. I made the leap, leaving a small town in the UP, to go off to college. NMC took a chance on me, horrible high school grade point average and all. Early on, NMC fostered my growth, nurtured my creative talent, and rewarded my good academic performance, which in turn gave me the confidence to move on to Art School, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies. That same thoughtful risk taking led me to Google, and Google to me. Whenever a corporation hires a creative it’s a risk, and whenever a creative accepts a corporate job it’s a risk.”
NMC alumna Kimberly A. Womack is Director of Emerald Coast Forensic Services and the President of International Association of Forensic Nurses
While stationed in Traverse City with the United States Coast Guard, it was perfect timing to begin the nursing program at NMC before we moved again to start nursing school.
Dr. Maggie Sporck is currently the Hawaii State Botanist for the Department of Land and Natural Resources and an affiliated researcher with the University of Hawaii’s Botany Department. Dr. Sporck’s passion for plant study began during her time at Northwestern Michigan College, a passion that altered her career path.